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From Jorge Schrauwen <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Apache vs LiteSpeed
Date Wed, 13 Jan 2010 11:15:04 GMT
Sounds interesting,

You may also want to test things like requesting protected resources (basic,
Maybe some other things like WebDAV (of all servers support it),...


On Wed, Jan 13, 2010 at 8:08 AM, Jarrod Slick <>wrote:

> On Jan 13, 2010, at 12:47 AM, Scott Gifford wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 13, 2010 at 1:31 AM, Jarrod Slick <>wrote:
>> Apache Users,
>> As some of you may or may not know a fairly prominent commercial
>> webserver, LiteSpeed, claims to outperform even a well configured Apache
>> 2.2.x installation by orders of magnitude.  They have some internal
>> benchmarks that appear to back this up, but, being a natural skeptic, I
>> wanted to test it out for myself.  So I've agreed to pit Apache and
>> LiteSpeed (as well as a few other webservers) against one another in
>> benchmarking tests on a 2x Xeon 5520 machine.  I, and hopefully others, will
>> be configuring Apache.  LiteSpeed will be configuring their product.
> What is the workload you are benchmarking?  Static pages, PHP/mod_perl
> code, CGI, etc.?  Is the client a benchmark tool or a browser, and where on
> the network is it relative to the server?  How are you measuring performance
> (page load times, requests/second, etc.)?
> -----Scott.
> Scott,
> I'm open to suggestions on all fronts, but as it stands we were going to do
> the following with the ab tool:
> -small static pages test
> -large static pages test
> -hello world php test
> And we were going to also benchmark a wordpress/joomla site in a more
> "real-world" load simulation test using the tool "siege".
> All tests will be performed on localhost.
> There are some more details present in the WHT thread I originally linked,
> also.
> Thanks,
> Jarrod

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